Kansas State vs. Arizona - 11/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (4-0) at Kansas State Wildcats (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: Kansas State Wildcats +10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas State Wildcats and Arizona Wildcats play Tuesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-1 after beating Purdue on Monday and will find out just how good they are here. On the season, Kansas State is averaging 82.2 points on 49.8 percent shooting and are allowing 72.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Thomas Gipson leads Kansas State with 17 points and 6.7 rebounds while Marcus Foster is coming off a 24-point performance in Monday’s win. Nigel Johnson is averaging 10.7 points and Stephen Hurt is grabbing more than five rebounds in limited playing time. Foster will have to have a similar performance if Kansas State is going to stand much of a chance, and the Wildcats defense that is forcing 17 turnovers per game will have to be aggressive. This is a measuring stick game for the Kansas State Wildcats, a possible sleeper team in the Big 12.
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The Arizona Wildcats remain undefeated with a Monday victory over Missouri. On the season, Arizona is averaging 76.8 points on 49.3 percent shooting and is allowing 57.5 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson leads Arizona with 16 points and six rebounds while Brandon Ashley has 26 points and eight rebounds in his last two games. T.J. McConnell has 28 assists on the season and Stanley Johnson has grabbed 14 rebounds in his last two contests. The Arizona Wildcats offense could use some tweaking as they struggle at times putting the ball in the hoop, but their defense remains one of the best in all of college basketball. It’ll be interesting to see how Arizona matches up with the physicality of Kansas State.
The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wildcats are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 vs. Big 12 and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games.
The Kansas State Wildcats have possibly the best player on the floor in this matchup and play well enough defensively to keep this thing close. Don't sleep on KSU in this game.